Eric D. Howell’s supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone is currently doing the rounds at the ongoing Berlin Film Festival in the hope of attracting international buyers, but that hasn’t prevented studio 13 Films from offering up our first look at the project, which features Game of Thrones and Terminator: Genisys star Emilia Clarke.
In D. Howell’s ghostly adaptation, Clarke is on board to play Verena, a nurse who becomes drawn to a young, ailing boy called Jakob. Following the tragic death of his mother, Jakob becomes withdrawn to the point of total reticence, leading Verena to believe there’s a force at work beyond our understanding. The Equalizer‘s Marton Csokas will star opposite Clarke as the boy’s father, and we expect that the production will round out the cast in the coming months.
Drawing inspiration from gothic Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra, Voice from the Stone represents D. Howell’s directorial debut, and from the face of it, the project bears semblance to The Woman in Black, substituting rural England and Eel Marsh House for the hills of Tuscany.
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Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother. Living with his father in a massive stone manor in Tuscany, Jakob not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the stone walls. As Verena’s relationship with the captivating father and enigmatic son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by an austere force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must face the phantom hidden inside the stone.